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RATINGS: 1011   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Bottle: Filtered.
This light copper single hop India Pale Ale is brewed only with the Fuggles hops. It has a smooth, dry, and crisp flavor with floral aroma and apple plum palate.

First Brewed: April 1997
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Malted Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Fuggles
Color: Light Copper
IBUs: 49
OG: 1.055

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1408) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2004
A standard IPA. Nothing extraordinary. Decent copper color, hoppy flavor and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2004
recipe: 1 founder's ipa, 1 tuborg lager, and then 1 shipyard ipa. the shipyard shows a fantastic complexity in this sequence. it's interesting that shipyard calls it a "light copper" ale. i agree totally. copper ale means to me that the back end of the palate is emphasized... the shipyard ipa does this extremely well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2004
This brew has a decent, hoppy aroma and a fairly typical appearance for an IPA. The flavor is hoppy, but leaves me wanting more. And the palate is a little watery, as I expected. I probably won't get this again because there are similar beers from Sierra Nevada and even Harpoon which are simply better in almost every way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2004
Dark yellow with firm white creamy head. Fresh and creamy aroma. Fruity with tones of citrus ,malt, biscuits and soil. Creamy flavor with tones of malt. Firm biterness with tones of fresh hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Clear golden amber color, big rocky off white head. Big orangey citrus hop aroma, touch of malt. Sweet, earthy malt, citrusy hop flavor. Hops are almost sweet too but leave a nice long bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy. A very nice IPA, hoppy but very nice balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2004
ight off, this is a good IPA. It just became available in the NY market, and so I was excited to give it a try. Poured a golden copper color, nice thick rocky head deveoped on top. Head stayed with the beer awhile, halfway through leaviing decent lace to grab the pint glass. Floral presence in the aroma, a good deal of hop here. Nothing spectacular in the taste, good hop right up front, nothing special to follow, but the drinkability is good. I had another one. There is better easily available, but this one is certainly worthy of drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Golden color with a white head. Hoppy nose with a strong aroma of honey. Tastes strongly of honey and apples. Pretty standard stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Glowing golden with white bubbly short lasting head. Hoppy and sweet in the nose with wheaty hoppy taste. Nothing too exciting here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Burnt orange with thin white head. Toasty hopped nose. Metallic sharp flavors ... apple predominates. Tangy to a fault.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2004 Orange/Amber color. Hop character was rather bland and the flavor seemed like it was missing something. I wasnt impressed by this IPA. Had a hard time finishing the six-pack.

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